HASTINGS (WCCO) — A 28-year-old Inver Grove Heights woman has pleaded guilty in connection to a September 2010 drunken crash that killed her passenger, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

Cassandra Balsimo pled guilty Monday to one count of criminal vehicular homicide in connection to the crash, which took the life of 27-year-old Brenda Del Carmen Perez Lafarga.

According to the criminal complaint, at around 2:32 a.m. on Sept. 12, 2010, Minnesota State Patrol responded to a crash on northbound Interstate 35W at Lone Oak Road. In the crash, Lafarga was ejected when Balsimo’s SUV lost control and flipped multiple times. Lafarga died shortly after.

Balsimo admitted to authorities that she had been drinking wine prior to driving. An investigation revealed that her blood alcohol level at the time of the crash was approximately .18.

Basimo’s sentencing hearing has been set for Feb. 21, 2012.

Comments (10)
  1. Okay says:

    Another high quality moral minded sober celibate Republican failed the sniff test…mean sobriety test.
    Doggone it – the Tea Baggers lost another vote

    1. frankgarrett says:

      your a p.o.s

    2. Mr Okay will rot in h e l l says:

      I’d ask what’s wrong with you but it’s obvious, you’re evil.

      1. LOL says:

        Evil = Michele Bachmann and the Tea Pizzers

        1. Uncle Rico says:

          Why are you brining your lame political stance to this thread? Get a life, someone lost theirs. POS.

  2. Hate this stuff says:

    Well – least she womened up to pleading guilty.
    Most folk got the junk of a weasel and afraid to own up to anything.
    Good for her but … sadly it’s late for the victim

  3. baka says:

    it is sad, I feel for all parties involved! At the same time the passenger also used poor judgement by getting in the car with someone who was already intoxicated and failed to wear a seat belt.

  4. Stupid Cops says:

    And yet Amy Sensor is still drinking Mike’s Hard Lemonade at home free of prison.

  5. GEt.a.LiFE says:

    i think amy sensor should take notes from this.

    1. Amy reeks says:

      No – Amy Senser insists that you and I go to her and read to her.
      They assure us they will provide us with booty socks so as we don’t soil anything.
      She’s managed to blow this hearing off now until mid-January, 2012. Pretty amazing and truly sleazy of them. The Senser’s – a Family of Trash values. But great at taking out a pedestrian they are ….. the best.
      I hope she rots in prison …. but she likely will get NADA
      Fricken sleaze……trash beetch

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